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Man in serious condition after Taylorsville stabbing

Taylorsville police were looking Saturday for a man who allegedly tried to stab his brother-in-law with a cattle prod before stabbing him with a knife.
Taylorsville police were looking Saturday for a man who allegedly tried to stab his brother-in-law with a cattle prod before stabbing him with a knife.
Jordan Allred, Deseret News

TAYLORSVILLE — Police were looking Saturday for a man who allegedly tried to stab his brother-in-law with a cattle prod before stabbing him with a knife.

About 12:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man had gotten into an argument with his wife at their residence, 5473 S. 3860 West, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. The woman's brother, 20-year-old Ismael Chaivez, then tried to intervene, Hoyal said.

Chaivez and his brother-in-law got into a heated argument that ended when Chaivez allegedly tried to stab the other man with a cattle prod, Hoyal said. He missed, but the brother-in-law left the residence, he said.

A short time later, however, the brother-in-law returned and the argument with Chaivez resumed. This time, Chaivez took a knife and stabbed the other man in the chest, Hoyal said.

The victim was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in serious condition. Chaivez was last seen driving off in a black sedan, Hoyal said. Detectives believe he may be trying to leave the state.